Monday, Huntsville city officials announced that the construction for the new North Huntsville Library and Berachah Park is still on schedule.
This $10.8 million project is set to be completed this fall.
The library and park are being built at the Sparkman Drive site of the outdated Bessie K. Russell Library Branch, which first opened in 1975.
The new library will have expanded meeting spaces, a cafe, private study rooms, a computer workforce development lab, and a children’s story time room.
District 1 representative and Huntsville City Council President Devyn Keith said the new library is important to him.
"Because I used to be in that library. I used to get my A-R points and my grandmother would pinch me if I wasn’t reading at the right time. I can tell you how many personal pan pizzas from getting those points back in the day," said Keith.
The new city park will feature walking trails, pickle ball courts, multi-purpose fields, pavilion and children's play area.